calcium cyanamide
noun Date: circa 1893 a compound CaCN2 used as a fertilizer and a weed killer and as a source of other nitrogen compounds

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  • calcium cyanamide — noun also calcium cyanamid : a compound CaCN2 obtained in impure cokelike form by passing dry nitrogen over calcium carbide at about 1100° C and used chiefly as a fertilizer, as a weed killer, in the defoliation of crops (as cotton), and as a… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • calcium cyanamide — a gray black, often lumpy powder, CaCN2, unstable in water, obtained by heating calcium carbide and nitrogen; cyanamide: used chiefly as a fertilizer, herbicide, and intermediate in the synthesis of nitrogen compounds. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • calcium-cyanamide — noun a compound used as a fertilizer and as a source of nitrogen compounds • Syn: ↑cyanamide • Hypernyms: ↑compound, ↑chemical compound …   Useful english dictionary

  • calcium cyanamide — CaCN3, used in aquaculture as a pond disinfectant, especially for Myxosoma cerebralis, the cause of whirling disease. Also called lime nitrogen …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • calcium cyanamide — cal′cium cyan′amide n. chem. a gray black powder, CaCN2, used as a fertilizer and herbicide • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • Cyanamide process — is a process of manufacturing fertilizer calcium cyanamide and ammonia. The reaction runs at high temperatures 1000 1100 °C often with catalyst in mixture of nitrogen and calcium carbide, which form calcium cyanamide and carbon: CaC2 + N2 → CaCN2 …   Wikipedia

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